I love it when someone tells me “You’ve got this.” I find it very encouraging and motivating. I like how much confidence they have in my abilities at that time even if I don’t believe that I “got this.” The truth is that most of the time when I hear that phrase it makes me smile and it gives me a boost but then I realize that I need more than just me to get the job done. I am not enough. I can only do so much and I get tired. I get weak. I am human. I am not perfect and all I want to reply to this encouragement is that I don’t have it and I don’t know how I can do this on my own. I can fake it for a while but sooner or later I have to face the reality that my power is limited and I need help. I need God. I need Jesus. I need some divine intervention because the burden that comes with some of life’s challenges is too heavy to carry. It is during those times of awakening and realization that the Lord’s majesty seems more clear to me. I am not a God and I will never be one. If you are trying to do it all on your own today, I am here to tell you that you are not a superhero and you don’t have to aspire to become one. I have been talking to colleagues that are burned out after only one day back at work. I understand it. I know how it feels and I understand the burn. We can’t do this alone and we can’t go on like this. Surrender and submission to the Lord are of high importance in everything we do. Sometimes we don’t know that we are trying to be the superpower in our own lives and we get so wiped out. I want to remind you that God is there to help you, friend. He is on your side and He has everything it takes to get you through your most trying times. The fatigue, the stress, the overwhelming feeling of being lost should not dominate you. If they are, and it happens often, it is time to reject them and to deal with them. How do you deal with all that negativity? You do it with the Lord because He’s truly got this. God’s got this. Repeat it a million times to yourself. You might be feeling helpless today but the Lord who’s got it all is your help. You are not alone in this!
“Cast all your cares on Me” says the Lord. What cares is He talking about? Anything that is heavy. Anything that is burdensome. Anything that is too much for you is a care. Anything that steals your joy and your peace. Anything that stifles your faith and your trust in God is a care that should be dealt with. Start making that bag, friend. Start packing that suitcase with all the cares you have. Fill it up with all the concerns and all the stress that have been accumulating. Seal the suitcase. Close it really tight and give it to the Lord. Give up on the cares. Tell them they are not welcome here anymore. Give them to the Lord and He will get rid of them for you. Pray that He destroys them and removes them and He will. Pray and trust. Pray and be thankful for what He’s done. Pray and let go. God is going to eliminate those cares one by one as you put all your trust into His hands. His hands are big enough to cover you and protect you wherever you go. When you are in the valley, the Lord’s got you in the palm of His hand. When you are struggling in the trenches of fear and trial, the Lord’s got you in the palm of His hand. No only does He have you covered but He also has your situation covered. God’s got the answer to your current problem. He’s got it all figured out. Don’t let your heart be troubled by doubt. God is in charge and if He says He is in control that means that He is in control indeed.
I love how God has a plan that is extensive, all-encompassing and powerful. Yes, His plan is powerful. It won’t fail and it won’t crumble when the wind of terror blows. Build up your faith in His amazing ability to make things right. God has all the resources that are needed to get you out of your misery. Once you put things into His hands, you can rest assured that He will do something great for you. What should you do then? Dust off your joy and take your peace off from that shelf where it has been sitting for some time. Get into praise. Get into adoration. Thank the Lord that He is always in control. Thank Him for being loving and being caring all the time. When God says “I’ve got this”, He does. There is nothing to worry about and nothing to fear. Cast your problems, your fears and your anxieties on Him and see what He does for you. Stay in the game. Don’t give up. God’s got this and He’s got you. You are in great hands!
Suggested reading: Proverbs 30:4; Isaiah 41:10; John 10:29